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Rashes in the groin or genital area are usually caused by
irritation of the skin from many sources, such as clothes rubbing against the
skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are usually minor and often go
away with home treatment.
A common cause of a rash is
contact with a substance that causes irritation or an allergic reaction (contact dermatitis). People who work with soaps,
solvents, or detergents might splash these liquids onto their clothes at waist
level. Over time, the body can develop allergies to these substances.
Contact dermatitis is rarely serious, but it is often very itchy.
Certain diseases may increase your risk of a serious
infection. People with
peripheral arterial disease, or an impaired
immune system may require medical treatment at the
first signs of infection.
March 1, 2011
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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